Re: Bloody stupid moronic GUNS again

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue Mar 14 2000 - 22:20:44 MST

Zero Powers wrote:
> >From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
> >
> >No!
> >Noooooooo!
> >This topic, long dead, rightfully buried, has shambled forth from its
> >unquiet grave to eat the flesh of the living! Once more returns the
> >screaming mob pounding on the greasy spot on the pavement where used to
> >lie the carcass of a dead horse!
> >
> >mailing list! The antigun mailing list! Go start your own blasted
> >mailing list, but please please *please*, te precor dulcissime supplex,
> >don't talk about it here!
> >
> >We must keep the Extropians list interesting,
> >and that means only one thing:
> >
> >Death to the GUNS topic!
> >Flaming nuclear death to the debaters!
> Well, because I've had my say, and because those who were against me have
> resorted to name calling rather than debating, I am finished with the guns
> debate.

Excuse me, but the people that started with the name calling (racist,
neo-nazi, etc.) was on the side of the controllers.

> However, I do take issue with posts such as yours which attempt to limit the
> field of discussion on this list. Censorship, or anything like it, has no
> place in an extropian world. I would echo the previous posts' sentiments
> that "if you don't like it, skip the thread or put the disputants in your
> kill file." There are a number of ways an intelligent person can avoid
> threads they find offensive. There is no need to demand that people only
> discuss topics of interest to you. Unless I am mistaken, I do not believe
> this is the "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky favorite topics" list.

Very much so, and I would prefer it if people kept the debate civil.

Mike Lorrey

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